Marco Rubio to be Flagler commencement speaker

Carrie Pack, Assistant Director of Public Information, reported to Historic City News that, although the ceremonies are not open to the public, Flagler College will hold its fall commencement ceremony Saturday, December 12th.

Approximately 175 graduating seniors will receive diplomas in the Flagler College Gymnasium. Commencement begins at 9:00 a.m.

This year’s commencement speaker will be U.S. Senatorial candidate and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio.

Flagler College is an independent, four-year, comprehensive baccalaureate college. The college offers 25 majors, 27 minors and two pre-professional programs, the largest majors being business, education and communication.

Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College.

U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost; tuition is $19,330, including room and board.

A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for the historic beauty of its campus. The main building is Ponce de Leon Hall, built in 1887 as a luxury resort by Henry Flagler, who co-founded the Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller.

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